Category: bookmaking

Xenotopias — progress

I am really happy to be getting closer to a finished concertina book, titled “Xenotopias.” The name came from Rob Macfarlane’s book The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot. It means strange or foreign...

Secret Belgian Binding

I made a book using the Secret Belgian Binding. And I finally used these boards that I covered years ago in a workshop and have been carrying around in my stash ever since. Signatures...

Sewn on Spine Book 4

New skills! And using materials from my shelves! I’m very enthusiastic about this book. The decorative cloth is Three Cats Shweshwe purchased from Mnandi in Cape Town, South Africa. I added lightweight paper as...

Books on books

Bookmarking Book Art – Alicia Bailey and the Artists’ Book Cornucopia I found this post on Facebook on Abecedarian Gallery’s page. Today was the last day of the last of ten Artists Book Cornucopias...

White marigold

This book has taken a long time to make. Finally calling it done, although I might fuss with it here and there. It’s had a few names, but recently I’ve taken to calling it...

Sewn on Spine Book 3

And here’s the third Sewn on Spine book. The book features a rope stitch on the spine and decorative painted papers on the cover, using Strathmore 500 mixed media paper. The text includes inserts...

Sewn on Spine Book 2

The book features a horizontal bar stitch on the spine and decorative painted papers on the cover. I painted the paper months ago and knew I wanted to use it for a book although...